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The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to the dynamic Greek shipping industry and individuals who have helped to shape it.

Our Hall of Fame began life in 2007 as an idea. Today it includes 28 personalities who have made their mark on Greek and world shipping. Each year, two or three remarkable individuals are chosen to join the exclusive gallery of Greek shipping ‘greats’.

Here you will find plenty of information including photos and profiles of our Inductees, as well as video interviews with friends, family and colleagues that illuminate their personalities as well as the dynamics of international shipping.

We are glad to share their exciting story with you.


The first aim of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is to pay tribute to the Inductees.

In addition, we look forward to being an important source of information on Greek shipping for new generations, bringing its astounding achievements in the service of world trade and transportation to countless people who may be unaware of this exciting story.

The Induction Process

Each year a small number of individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Only historic individuals who are no longer with us are accepted.

From the start, the Inductees have been chosen democratically, by representatives of the industry. From 2007 to 2011, the Inductees were elected by an independent committee of 10 contemporary shipping personalities.

Since 2012, the task of choosing the Inductees each year belongs to the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Academy which today comprises about 300 members representing the Greek shipping community.

Voting for the Inductees takes place on-line once a year. The procedure is completely transparent and a full copy of the rules for the induction process is available to all Academy members in the members’ area of this site.

New Inductees are announced at an annual dinner and, shortly afterwards, the induction process is complete when they are profiled and celebrated on this website.